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Organize, declutter and create a home neat home with these real life tips and before and afters.


Tips and stories about motherhood, from what my boys eat to how I organize their toys.


Explore posts written by a Registered Dietitian on healthy mindset, why real food matters, and a non-diet approach.


Quick and easy family-friendly recipes made with real food that don’t take all day to make.

Recent Posts

Painting For Progress

June 1, 2020This week was another incredibly challenging one for our country after the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed. We are reminded yet again that we as a society aren't doing enough to change the injustices ingrained into…Read More

Field Day (From a Distance)

May 29, 2020Normally around this time of year we'd be heading to end of school picnics and field day. Last year we had a neighborhood potluck cookout with all the kids from our bus stop to celebrate the end of school. This…Read More
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hi, I’m Kath!

I’m a Registered Dietitian, healthy eater, and mom of two from Charlottesville, Virginia. Here you’ll find a healthy mix of real-life meals made from whole ingredients balanced with the pleasures of life, including buttercream frosting and good wine. Plus a sprinkle of nutrition, home life, beauty, parenting, and travel.

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Featured Posts

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How to Apply Skincare Products in the Right Order

February 19, 2020I'm sharing what I've learned about the steps of a beauty routine and why it's important to apply your skincare products in the right order. It seems overwhelming at first, but it's really quite simple: cleanse, prep, treat, protect.  Why…Read More

Massaged Kale Caesar with Homemade Dressing

November 26, 2019You know you're going to be craving a salad on Friday. I always do. I love stuffing my face with stuffing on Thanksgiving, but the next day when I'm feeling stuffed I'm ready for a run and a salad. 'Tis…Read More

Healthy Mindset

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6 Ways I Cut Back On Sugar

January 22, 2020I decided to cut back on sugar after realizing that I was having dessert twice a day. Here are three tricks that helped me kick the sugar habit. How To Cut Back On Sugar In Your Diet Our Daily Habits…Read More

How To Have A Mindful Holiday

December 18, 2019No one wants to spend the holiday season deprived of its delicious abundance. Some of the best foods make their appearance this time of year. (I'm looking at you, egg nog!) But no one wants to wake up on the…Read More

Oatmeal Recipes

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Single Serving Oatmeal Pancake

May 14, 2020One of KERF's oldest recipes, this single serving oatmeal pancake recipe combines quick oats, a whole egg, baking powder, and cinnamon for a hearty skillet pancake ready in minutes! My oldest recipe? This oatmeal pancake recipe might be the oldest…Read More

Instant Overnight Oats

April 23, 2020I have a new technique for you: Instant Overnight Oats. It's the short cut for the short cut of eating oatmeal! Sometimes you just don't have all night ;) New breakfast: Instant Overnight Oats Is that an oxymoron?! I think…Read More

Home Organizing

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What Is Zero-Based Budgeting & How To Make One

May 21, 2020Zero-based budgeting changed my life! It has helped us save more money and spend guilt-free. I firmly believe everyone should have a budget, whether you have $100 or $100k coming in each month. Here are some of my tips on…Read More
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How to Declutter Your Home Office

May 7, 2020Now that we're all working from home, there is a lot of talk about how and where work is happening. Some of you might be thrilled to work on your couch or patio, and others might be set up at…Read More